BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
October 23, 2012, 11:48 am
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Some of the stories The Associated Press is covering Tuesday. A full Sports Digest will be sent about 3 p.m. All times EDT.

- GENEVA - Cycling faces a steep climb to regain credibility. The World Anti-Doping Agency says the sport's governing body must remove the officials who presided during the Lance Armstrong era.

- SAN FRANCISCO - Fresh from a Game 7 win and another stirring comeback, the Giants open the World Series at home Wednesday. They face a Tigers team that's been waiting around in Detroit.

- SAN FRANCISCO - On a team known for stellar pitching, bushy beards and quirky personalities, the unquestioned leader of the Giants is Buster Posey.

- DETROIT - Justin Verlander, a force in the first two rounds of the playoffs, enters the World Series with a chance to put himself beside such October masters as Orel Hershiser and Bob Gibson.

- ST. LOUIS - One win shy of a second wild-card World Series, the Cardinals lost their mojo. In the last three games of the NL championship series, St. Louis came up empty on all fronts.

- CAMP HILL, Pa. - Jerry Sandusky becomes a state prison inmate with his transfer out of the Centre County jail, his home since the former Penn State assistant was convicted in June of child molestation.

- The race for the Big Ten Leaders Division title would be a great one - if Ohio State or Penn State were eligible to win the conference. Instead, Wisconsin is cruising toward the title game.

- Selected NBA team previews, with the season set to open Oct. 30.

- ISTANBUL - Serena Williams plays Angelique Kerber on the first day of the WTA Championships. Defending champion Petra Kvitova faces Agnieszka Radwanska and Maria Sharapova takes on Sara Errani.

- EAST HARTFORD, Conn. - The U.S., playing again without coach Pia Sundhage, faces Germany in a game between the top two women's soccer teams. The teams drew 1-1 in Illinois on Saturday. Game starts 7:30 p.m.